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August 2019



                                                                15-Tsinghua Unigroup to build new fab
        Applied Materials makes another try at                  20-Apple buys Intel’s smartphone modem biz
        getting bigger by acquisition, Editor Ron               21-Wearable devices to reach 7.9% CAGR
        Iscoff, 3                                               23-Toshiba’s fab power outage to affect Q3
                                                                27-MIT develops aerogel for solar effi ciency
        This graphene superconductor plays more                 28-GDP IC market impact expected to rise
        than one tune, 12                                       29-Chip sales slumped in May
                                                                29-French approve 3% tax on digital tech
                                                                30-UCI scientists create new 2D materials
        Leading OSATs continue to show good                     31-Algorithm may predict new materials
        growth, Yole, 15                                        32-Chip making gear decline of 18.4% seen
                                                                33-Silicon wafer area shipments fall 2.2%
        Images from SEMICON West, 16                            34-DRAM CAPEX to plunge 28%—IC Insights
                                                                35-PC device growth up 4.7% in Q2
        Business Cards, 19                                      37-Global chip revenue may decline this year
                                                                EndPoints:  SEMICON West: Not your
        New method could hike solar cell effi cien-              father’s trade show, Ron Iscoff, 38
        cy, MIT, 24
                                                                Cover: Applied Materials tried the merger route in 2013.  This
                                                                time, the front-end equipment giant decided on acquisition with
        Advertisers & Events, 27                                the purchase of Japanese manufacturer Kokusai Electric., 38.

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        10-Semiconductor content in systems to fall                  Air-CavityQFN? www.MirrorSemi.com
        11-Intel’s revenue tops April guidance


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